Italian paintings

Virgin and Child between Saint Jerome and Saint Louis of Toulouse

Andréa Mantegna
Isola di Carturo, Around 1431 - Mantoue, 1506

Around 1455, Oil on wood, 69 x 44 cm
Italian museum - Venetian Gallery

The paintings bought by Nélie Jacquemart and attributed to Andrea Mantegna were long disputed. Critics expressed doubts about this work, considering the Venetian character of the painted panel, and particularly concerning its colouring, similar to that of Bellini. On the contrary, this similarity pleads in favour of an early work by the painter Mantoue. In fact, Mantegna married one of the daughters of Jacopo Bellini. This marriage must have had repercussions on his style.

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